Can someone tell me how to really RESPECTFULLY AND ACCURATELY represent Thai people?

I will! The Thai characters are actually the love interest of my MC and his sister so that’s something!

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All I can say is that the food’s great :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:.

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I had create a Thai character in my comic too.You can take reference some thai people from Thai movie and drama.I love Thai culture. .I have friends from that country too.You can make friend with them and ask him/her for some information.Don’t worry,They are friendly and lovely people.

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Bump!

I had a coworker who was from Thailand. She was supperrr funny. She would curse sometimes but it would be out of nowhere which is what made it funny to me and my coworkers. She was very nice and helpful. She was very touchy though, she was not afraid to put her arm around a strangers shoulder. But she was really nice. She would tell me to sit down and relax, not to work too hard. She really was one of the only people I liked at that job. She was older, like around late 40-50. She had a daughter my age (20). She was very hardworking and would still help you out with your work.
I don’t know what you could do with that besides adding some character development. But I hope this helps!

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Thank you!

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Bump! Anyone?

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Bump!

Most of thai people respect strangers especially elder. That seems typical but idk, what do you need to know more specific?

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Well, I don’t know. I am writing a LI and LI’s sister who are Thai and I want my MC(not Thai) to learn about their culture little by little. So I don’t know…

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I’m glad you chose to present a south east asian culture which is rarely represented on this platform. I’d love to help and read your story when it’s out! :purple_heart:
I want to know where does your story take place? If you want to present about the culture, maybe make them a buddhist and inviting mc to visit some temples or cooking thai food together :thinking:

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Thank you! When @Superpup made them, I made sure to ask for an under represented culture!

Thank you! It won’t be out for a while because it’s a story I am writing on the side and I’ll publish it once my other story gets to at least 10 or 15 chapters(it’s a 3 right now).

It takes place in a made up country called Lorania and they are at war with another made up country named Erden. The Thai characters(Ti and Sukanda) live in Erden and will later in the story date 2 characters from Lorania.

Ooh! Yes! I was thinking of making their mom(Ti’s and Sukanda’s mom) a doctor. And Kimberly(MC) will meet hi, during the war and decide to not shoot him and his sister.

I was thinking when Kimberly and Ti start dating, she sneaks over to Ti’s house and he cooks Thai food and she notices his Buddhist staues. (Though I don’t know much about either, hence why I made the topic}.

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Your story sounds interesting! I’ll give some brief info that there are different types of Buddhism and in Thailand it’s -Theravada Buddhism- the ideology of buddhism is a peace, not involve in any drastic situation. Many Buddhist believe in karma, some don’t. All Buddhists live by five moral precepts, which prohibit:

  • Killing living things
  • Taking what is not given
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Lying
  • Using drugs or alcohol

Not every buddhist is religious and if someone did some of those, no one’s gonna hunt them down unless it cause any trouble to other people. Or they believe karma will get them soon.
I’m sorry but it’s pretty late here so I’ll drop a link instead, :sweat_smile: https://www.history.com/topics/religion/buddhism you can ask me anything later! :purple_heart: have a good day/night!

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Well um-
They aren’t believing in that one then.

Thanks.

Thank you!

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LOL I thought so, but isn’t that gonna make your story more intense and interesting? :eyes:

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Yes it is! :eyes:
(Sorry for replying late my notifications didn’t tell me you replied.)

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Bumping this thread!

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Oooh, I actually am going to write in a Thai character.

Generally, with South East Asian and Asian cultures in general - they have robust family values and their way of life can differ from quite basic things like parents & elders living with their kids. It’s pretty common for parents and their grown ass kids to stay home together so adult kids aren’t always expected to get their own place. Extended families are quite important too - so people like aunts, uncles and cousins are people that you keep in touch with a lot & they’re very close too. Elders are to be respected, and it is considered very courteous (even expected in certain Asian cultures) for younger people in the family to look after their elders. You usually provide honorifics for elders instead of calling them by their names too.

Closeness is pretty important I think and food is considered pretty important in particular Asian cultures since it can range from sharing the food with family from providing the food for worship. It sustains and yes, as a previous user mentioned Buddhism is the predominant faith in Thailand. Buddhism as a faith system is very interesting as different countries and people practice it In different ways. Theravada Buddhism is what is practiced in Thailand and with Buddhism, the importance of kindness, no harm and care are important. It would be great if you could maybe have a character watching their mother cook some traditional Thai food and learn how to make a certain delicacy to provide insight :heart:

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